Renewable Energy

Steam rises from the cooling towers of the Grohnde nuclear power in Germany.

3 Reasons Nuclear Power Has Returned to the Energy Debate

If we believed our own rhetoric about the climate crisis, support for nuclear would be much higher.


What 2021 Meant for the Fight Against Climate Change

Time to avoid climate change’s worse impacts is running out. What did 2021 change?

Health care workers in Lagos, Nigeria

5 Reasons to Be Optimistic About 2022

Start the new year on a bright note: Here are five things to be excited about.

A young Nigerian refugee wears a small portable solar panel.

Why the Climate Panic About Africa Is Wrong

Once again, the rich world sees Africans as a threat to the planet.

A steel mill is seen outside Pittsburgh.

Fossil Fuel’s Downfall Could Be America’s Too

How U.S. polluters might drag the country’s economy down with them.

Oil pumps in California

It’s Time to Be Honest About Fossil Fuels’ Role in Energy Transition

As soaring fuel inflation turns into a political risk, Biden needs a smarter energy policy fast.

An aerial picture shows smoke rising from a forest fire outside Berdigestyakh, in Sakha, Siberia.

The Gap Between Talk and Action on Climate Is on Full Display in Glasgow

Environmental disasters are rapidly engulfing the world. Can bureaucracy meet their pace?

People walk in the illuminated streets in a village in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where electricity is a rarity, on July 17, 2016.

Rich Countries’ Climate Policies Are Colonialism in Green

At COP26, developed-world governments are working to keep the global south poor.

A message is projected onto a cooling tower.

After COP26, Scottish Independence Can’t Be Fueled by Oil

The economic case against leaving the United Kingdom is stronger than ever.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Democratic Republic of the Congo President Félix Tshisekedi, and U.S. President Joe Biden stand before speaking at the United Nations climate summit.

Essential Climate Reads for COP26

Some of FP’s best arguments on ways forward for the world.

A Zimbabwean boy does his homework by candlelight in Harare, Zimbabwe, on June 26, 2019.

The Developing World Needs Energy—and Lots of It

At COP26, leaders must find ways to allow much greater economic growth across large parts of the world.

U.S. House Oversight Committee Chair Carolyn Maloney

Big Oil Gets Grilled by Congress Over Climate Disinformation

Major oil executives insisted that they haven’t misled the public about the link between fossil fuels and climate change.

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a session of the Russian Energy Week International Forum in Moscow on Oct. 13.

The West Still Needs Russia’s Energy

Hopes of defanging Moscow through alternative energy have faded.

The cooling tower at the Muelheim-Kaerlich nuclear power plant collapses during a controlled demolition near Koblenz, Germany.

In Global Energy Crisis, Anti-Nuclear Chickens Come Home to Roost

In virtually every country that has closed nuclear plants, clean electricity has been replaced with dirty power.

Woman working in Indian coal mine

Why India Can’t Wean Itself Off Coal

Those who see India as a climate boogeyman are holding it to a standard they would never apply to themselves.

Employees work on a high-voltage transmission tower in China.

The Real Reasons Behind China’s Energy Crisis

Cheap pricing and too much coal are leaving Chinese in the dark.

A man holds his daughter across from a coal power station in Shanghai.

Why Xi’s Coal Pledge Is a Big Deal

With China out, there’s little investment left for global coal projects.

Demonstrators protest against electricity tariffs in Madrid

Why This Energy Crisis Is Different

Climate change and the policies to curb it lie behind skyrocketing gas, coal, and electricity prices in Europe and Asia.

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